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Neurography

Neurography

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Manager of outpatient service

Neurologist

Signs of peripheral nervous system illness includes muscle weakness, pain, cramps, numbness, tingling, burning, numbness, as well as movement disorders, but people tend to not pay attention to these signs and thus are often in a situation where it turns out the illness has lingered. Targeted investigation of the causes of symptoms, it is possible to diagnose the type and extent of the illness at an early stage and start treating it.

Neurography – peripheral nerve damage diagnosis Neurography

Peripheral nerve damage, determining the motor and sensory nerve impulse conduction velocity, is investigated with the neurography method. Electrodes are placed on the skin, a pacemaker is placed in a certain distance and it activates an impulse that stimulates the nerve. The speed of movement and the distance between the stimulating and registering electrodes is being registered. Thus the potential of motor and sensory nerve fiber actions are established.

Neurography investigates:

  • monoeurophaty or polyneuropathy (one or many nerve damages), including arm and leg compression neuropathy,
  • traumatic peripheral nervous system damages,
  • radiculopathy and plexopathy,
  • muscle illnesses,
  • spinal cord illnesses,
  • motoneuron or motor neuron (movement) illnesses, etc.

Neurography results can reveal nervous and muscular disorders. Test results help diagnose and choose the most effective method of treatment.

How to prepare for neurography procedure?

The treating doctor refers to the neurography procedure. Neurologist, who carries out the examination, will tell the patient about the examination procedure and provides guidance about the activities carried out during the procedure. To perform the examination, adequate communication with the patient is needed, e.g. so the patient would be able to understand the tasks and concentrate on the examination.

Before the examination it is necessary to inform the doctor about the presence of a pacemaker or other electrical medical device, skin infections or blood-thinning medication, any other specific preparation for this procedure is not necessary.

There are no restrictions for having a neurography procedure for pregnant or breast-feeding women, as well as children. However, it should be noted that during the examination the patient should be able to understand and concentrate on the task, which is why this procedure can be done on children only depending on individual characteristics, when a conscientious age has been reached.

There are a few restrictions for carrying out neurography procedure:

  • disturbed or limited contact with the patient, that is the patient is unable to understand the tasks and evaluate the received sensory irritations (loss of consciousness, confusion, partially impaired consciousness, dementia, hearing impairments, deafness, child in an unconscientious age, etc.);
  • difficult access to the area that needs to be examined (plaster or any other bandages, etc.);
  • the skin on the part of body that needs to be examined is inflamed or damaged in any other way;
  •  if the patient has a transmissible illness, the use if needle electrodes is restricted;
  • the patient has excessive sensitivity or inadequate reaction to electrical current pulse or the input of pins.

The treatment lasts 30 – 60 minutes and the results can be obtained right after the examination.

The complex approach to diagnosis and treatment

Treating doctor refers to neurography. Our clinic provides full medical care ranging from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. You can do it all – receive a referral to an examination and get examined, receive a qualified consultation about the diagnostics and treatment of your disease – in just one place, in our clinic, from our experts.

If the patient has a general practitioner referral to an examination and the general practitioner has a contract with the National Health Service, the examinations are paid by the National Health Service. 

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